Monday 23 September 2019

Heritage Network meets

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St. Sylvester's Parish Centre in Malahide was the venue for the Fingal Heritage Network's flagship event for Heritage Week.

The group were looking into the 'Past Times and Pastimes' of Fingal.

There was an openign address by county archaeologist, Christine Baker followed by the launch of the Fingal Heritage Plan by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Eoghan O'Brien.

Noted local historian, Berni Marks from Swords introduced the speakers for the day which included Donabate historia, Peadar Bates on 'a friendship of 200 years ago with an unhappy ending'.

Rush & Loughshinny Historical Society's Adrienne Cassidy gave a talk on 'The Orange Tent' while Skerries Historical Society's Oona Roycroft talked about 'Jacksies, Tops and the May Bush'.

Rolsetown Historical Society's Vincent Coyle talked about 'Dalin' in the Town' while the Ballyboughal society's David O'Connor introduced the audience to songs from Fingal's coastal towns.

Pat Kelly from the Lusk society told old stories and showed old pictures from the village - Stories and old Photographs of Lusk in Past Times while Malahide's Paddy Ryan talked about Nathaniel Hone and Sean O'Gorman of the Black Raven Group gave a talk on Thomas Hand.

Fingal Independent